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23 Times Netflix's "Dear White People" Perfectly Captured What It's Like To Be A Black Millennial

More like "dear black people." (Warning: Slight spoilers ahead!)

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1. Sam calling out the conspiracy theory that the McRib was created by Republicans in the '80s to kill black people, along with crack and Jerry Springer.

And Joelle replies that she'll continue to eat them proudly in a Shirley Chisolm shirt that she got from Forever 21 because that's strangely where all black icon T-shirts live now.
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And Joelle replies that she'll continue to eat them proudly in a Shirley Chisolm shirt that she got from Forever 21 because that's strangely where all black icon T-shirts live now.

2. Joelle shamefully admitting she streams The Cosby Show.

And then Sam trolls everyone who used to say that Bill Cosby was being framed for all of his date rape allegations because he was trying to buy NBC.
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And then Sam trolls everyone who used to say that Bill Cosby was being framed for all of his date rape allegations because he was trying to buy NBC.

3. Gabe's Instagram post announcing his and Sam's relationship to the rest of the campus.

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Because how official are you really if you have no Instagram photo to prove it?

4. And Joelle breaking down the different types of biracial.

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Slightly problematic, but you get what she means.

5. Defamation Wednesdays being the epicenter of black college life.

The Scandal parody is the most genius recurring troll to ever exist on a sitcom.
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The Scandal parody is the most genius recurring troll to ever exist on a sitcom.

6. Also, the viewing party commentary.

Honestly, what a read.
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Honestly, what a read.

7. This defense of loving Dionne in Clueless, but hating Stacey Dash.

Never let her actions ruin the movie.
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Never let her actions ruin the movie.

8. When this girl assumes Lionel wouldn't mind her touching his hair.

Solange made an entire song about this for a reason.
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Solange made an entire song about this for a reason.

9. How painful it is for Coco to get a weave.

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And how she gets it done by the resident dorm room beautician – the unsung heroes of college campuses everywhere.

10. Sam's excitement about finding a black person in a white space.

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This feeling is too real.

11. This DeRay shoutout.

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Shoutout to Black Twitter.

12. And Sam explaining why some black women choose to not date white men.

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Her statement about pink dicks looking weird afterwards is a bit more subjective.

13. Coco's reaction to this news broadcast about police brutality.

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And how they always make it a point to highlight the victim's flaws to passively justify their death.

14. The football coach mistaking Reggie for one of his players.

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Because we all look alike, of course.

15. This truth about the need to take a break from protesting sometimes.

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Can I get an amen?

16. And this spoof of Iyanla: Fix My Life.

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She's a hot ass mess and yet, we still want her to fix our lives – Joelle and all of us.

17. Reggie noting how black people have to learn white history facts, but not vice versa.

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Because if we all have to know about Friends, we should all have to know about Living Single.

18. Also, Reggie reacting like this to his white friend rapping the word "nigga."

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And then his friend has the nerve to take offense and make it all about his feelings.

19. Coco's very real and very underrepresented take on black preservation by way of obedience.

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Because sometimes when you've seen family and friends actually get killed by police, survival becomes key, by any means necessary.

20. Joelle speaking this truth about stress eating.

Show me the lie.
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Show me the lie.

21. Coco regretting changing the way she wears her hair to Troy's liking after he breaks up with her.

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Shoutout to Tyrese.

22. Joelle's joke about Drake as she tries to lift Sam's spirits.

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Black women's favorite past time <3

23. And the squad complaining about most black movies being able to fit into these two categories.

Thankfully, Dear White People has proven itself to be one of the exceptions.
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Thankfully, Dear White People has proven itself to be one of the exceptions.

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